Burn stubborn belly fat like a pro with these 7 cardio exercises

A fitness expert suggests a set of these 5 cardio exercises to lose belly fat, because cardio is a must for weight loss.

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Aayushi Gupta Published on: 28 August 2022, 08:59 am IST
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While things are returning to normal, for some people, it may be becoming a task to spare some time from a busy schedule to go to a gym for a rough and tough workout. However, let us tell you that there are other ways that might raise your heart rate besides intense cardio. If you’re hard-pressed for time, you can always do a quick cardio workout session at home with these exercises! Let us share some cardio exercises to lose belly fat!

Health Shots spoke with Fitness First coach Vikash Sharma about these exercises, which might speed up your weight loss efforts and help you burn fat, particularly around your abdomen. These exercises can be performed at home and, if done correctly and consistently, can show quick results.

Here are 5 best cardio exercises to burn fat:

1. Boxing shuffle

Step 1: Put your fists in front of your chin or nose while standing with your feet wide apart.
Step 2: Right in front of you, punch. Keep in mind that your knuckles should protrude.
Step 3: Alternate between using both arms.
Step 4: Start punching in the air while standing on your toes, and make sure your back heel never touches the floor.
Step 5: Continue to move your legs along with each movement.

Tip: You can initially do 50 air punches with each hand.

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2. Jump squats

Step 1: To begin, squat half-way down with your legs shoulder-width apart.
Step 2: Make sure your butt is out and your back is straight.
Step 3: Next, jump slightly and come to a stop in a squat position.
Step 4: This is one rep. Now, repeat.

Tip: Keep your hands close to your sides.

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Jumping squats work well to stay in shape. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Activated beast

Step 1: Get into the push-up position.
Step 2: Put your forearms on the ground. Your feet should be apart by shoulder-width. Use your upper arms as a support system.
Step 3: Maintain a straight torso while tightening your glutes and abs.
Step 4: At this point, push off one elbow and raise up onto the hand-straightening elbow. Then, while resting on your hands and toes, push off the other side and raise up to extend the other elbow.
Step 5: Now, get back to the starting position. Repeat.

4. Burpees

Step 1: Start in a plank position.
Step 2: Consistently keep your body straight and in a parallel position.
Step 3: Align your shoulders with your elbows.
Step 4: Legs ought to be widely spaced.
Step 5: After getting into position, crunch by bringing your right knee almost to your right elbow.
Step 6: Kick with your back leg outstretched.
Step 7: You can carry out two to three sets on each side for a total of 30 seconds.

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Burpees is the baap of all weight loss exercises. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Beast hold

Step 1: Begin by getting down on your hands and knees, tucking your toes under, and digging into the ground.
Step 2: The knees and feet should be at hip width, and the hands should be at shoulder width.
Step 3: When you contract your abs, clench your glutes, and raise your knees exactly an inch off the ground, you begin the beast hold.
Step 4: Try to maintain this posture for as long as you can without elevating your bum or allowing your spine arch.
Step 5: Aiming for one minute is an excellent place to start.

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